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Escape The Stress Of Christmas, Here’s Some Funny Parody Songs [VIDEO]

Christmas is too serious, the Black Friday sales, cyber Monday, winding down the season to office Christmas Parties, School Holiday Programs, Secret Santa presents, etc. With all the STUFF taking away from Christmas, I like to keep the season joyful. Have a laugh!!

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Christmas By The Lake X Now Available, Where To Get It, What Surprise Is On It

The Christmas By The Lake Volume X CD is now available. This years offering has 33 recordings and 100% of the money raised goes to the Bluebird Foundation. Available for $15 at Super One Foods Customer Service Counters in Duluth, Superior, Cloquet, Two Harbors and Hermantown, Engwall Florist Locations, Big Daddy's Burger on Piedmont, I LAKE IT and Schmitt Music in the Miller Hill Mall OR order for immediate download.

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What Are You Listening To? – Shari And Chris Take On The World

With the advent of different ways to listen to music, the world opens up for what you can listen to. No longer are you strapped down to your cd player and one album. You can have radio, ipod, phone, cd, tape (old school), or a service. So, that's what started the question, What are you listening to?

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30 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Make Hip-Hop History With ‘Licensed to Ill’

'Licensed to Ill' became the first hip-hop album to top the Billboard chart.

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The Rolling Stones North American "ZIP CODE" Tour - Pittsburgh
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Rolling Stones Releasing A New Album, Posted Cryptic Video

The Rolling Stones are set to release a new album October 6th According to their youtube.com page. They have been hinting it is a blues album, which they are huge fans of, and have been talking about a project like this for a long time. 

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Watch What This Engineer Does To Help This Woman’s Career

People hear artists these days and there are so many great singers. During the 80's many tech advances made it possible for people that don't sing well to have hits and sound great on recordings. This is a little extreme but this engineer works hard to make this woman sound good.

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40 Years Ago: Producer Lou Adler Is Kidnapped and Held for Ransom

Lou Adler got one hell of a wake-up call on Sept. 1, 1976.

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Kaylee Matuszak Talks Career, College, Music, and Releasing a CD

Kaylee Matuszak was in the morning show this morning to talk about her music, and even perform for us. She recently graduated from Hermantown High School and excelled at many things including sports and music. Her Dad Brian Matuszak is very well known in the area for his performing skills and I can see passed some of them on to Kaylee.

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Obama Addresses Nation On Deadline Date For Combat Troops To Leave Iraq
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Do You Remember These 7 Songs Used During Previous Presidential Elections

Do you remember these songs? What song do you think would be appropriate to be used this year?

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British Record Shops See A Vinyl Revival
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Philip Kives Dead At 87; Founded Minnesota-Based K-Tel Records

Mention K-Tel Records to someone of a certain age and they instantly conjure up images of late-night television commercials hawking record albums (or 8-tracks and cassettes) that compiled hits by multiple artists all on one collection for a super low price.  And while any record collector worth his stuff would raise his nose at these collections (inferior vinyl, shortened songs, etc) they also offered people the chance to get a lot of songs for not a lot of money.

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Duluth Huskies Become First Northwoods League Team With A Jingle, Two Of Them

The Reef was where everyone gathered to hear local musicians take a shot at writing the first ever jingle for the Duluth Huskies Baseball team. In fact, the only team in the Northwoods League with a jingle.

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International Entertainment Buyers Association Conference And Hall Of Fame - Day 3
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Sonny James Dead At 87; Country Performer Had Pop Success With “Young Love” In The 1950’s

Legendary country and pop music performer Sonny James has passed away at the age of 87.  Largely retired from the music business since 1983, James cast a wide net in music in the 1950's, 60's, and 70's.  While he found early success on the pop charts, James later carved out a career successfully covering pop hits for the country audience - racking up 26 Number One hits on the Billboard charts;  James held the record for the most number one country singles until the early 1980's when he was surpassed by Conway Twitty.

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